|Sunset in Samburu, Kenya 31/12/2011|
Happy New Year honey bums!!!
How was everybody's Christmas/New Year's? Mine definitely DID NOT go according to plan (Christmas in the city and then TWO failed Diani NYE plans); so I ended up having a typical family holiday (which is in the wilderness for our family) which ended up being really amazing! Our last one before I go off to uni :') We spent a long weekend in Samburu and then on the Soysambu Conservancy by Lake Elmentaita.
Being an absolute wildlife, colonial history and antique fanatic, spending a night at the Serena Lake Elmentaita Camp was a total dream. A bit of a shrine to the Delamere's, but I'm a little obsessed with all that white settlers, British East Africa jazz so I thought it was wicked =D There were old photos of the ranch, typewriters, telephones, people's old hairbrushes and monocles....*sigh* paradise for me =P
Funny enough I've just finished reading James Fox's White Mischief about the murder of Josslyn Hay (Lord Erroll) and still haven't recovered from that mystery =P And so look what they had on the cloakroom doors at Serena! B&W portraits of Erroll on the gents' doors and a super-glamorous woman in pearls on the ladies' doors.
|Does anybody know who this is? Erroll's first |
wife Idina maybe?
Or Diana Delamere/Broughton/Caldwell..?
|Did some badass lion/leopard tracking in Samburu|
|And then found this chick chilling all O.G. and had a staring competition with her.|
|Racing to some hill to have sundowners before the sun actually went down :) we lost...|
|Deb and my room at Soysambu|
|"Camp" my ass, Serena, this is my dream room for when I'm rich!|
|Mystery deck that you need an armed ranger to stand on with.|
|Like a Bedouin dream =)|
I seem to have forgotten to photograph all the antique-y furniture and knick-knacks in all my awe-struck-ness soooo just go there yourself! It's brilliant.
This reminds me, on the 17th of this month I *hopefully* will have a sort of 50's/60's fashion themed photo-shoot for a (print ;) aha!) magazine here in Nairobi which I won't say until it actually happens....weeee (possibly) my first magazine! Cross your fingers and toes for me!
It's gonna be a f**king boss year. Can you feel it? I can feel it! =D
P.S. I'll be changing up the design of my blog like I did my twitter, so watch this space! <3